Dutch Caribbean Research Group UvA
The Dutch Caribbean research group accompanies the NWO funded project ‘Cultural Practices of Citizenship under Conditions of Fragmented Sovereignty – Gendered and Sexual Citizenship in Curacao and Bonaire’ (2017 – 2022).
The research group invites anyone interested in the topic to participate in its regular meetings, with the primary aim of engaging with Caribbean (feminist) scholarship focusing on the Humanities and interrogating questions around gendered and sexual citizenship in relation to the Dutch Caribbean.
To join the research group, send an email to
Ghanima Kowsoleea: email@example.com
Programme for 2017 (Sem 1):
Times: 14.30 – 16.30hrs
Lunch at 13.30 for whoever wants to join
20 October 2017, BG2, room 0.12:
Allen, R. M. (2007). Di ki manera: A Social History of Afro-Curaçaoans, 1863-1917. Amsterdam: SWP Publishers. (Introduction, Ch. VI, Ch. VIII)
10 November 2017, UB Vondelzaal:
Wekker, Gloria. (2006). The politics of passion: Women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora. New York City: Columbia University Press. (Intro, Ch. 1, 2, 5)
15 December 2017, UB Vondelzaal:
Agard-jones, V. (2011). Intimacy’s politics: new directions in Caribbean sexuality studies. New West Indian Guide/ Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 85(3–4), 247–257.
Agard-jones, V. (2009). Le Jeu de Qui? Sexual Politics at Play in the French Caribbean. In F. Smith (Ed.),Sex and the Citizen. Interrogating the Caribbean (pp. 181–200). Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press.
19 Jan 2018, UB Vondelzaal:
Alexander, J. M. (2015). Not Just (Any) Body Can Be a Citizen: The Politics of Law, Sexuality and Postcoloniality in Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas. Feminist Review, 48(48), 5–23.
2 February 2018, OMHP room C1.23
Patricia Mohammed, “Towards Indigenous Feminist Theorizing in the Caribbean,” Feminist Review, no. 59 (1998): 6–33.
Kempadoo, K., DeShong, H., & Crawford, C. Kempadoo, K. (2009). Caribbean Sexuality: Mapping the Field. Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, (3), 28–51.
February 2018 (to be confirmed): Masterclass and Lecture by Richenel Ansano (Curaçao)
June 2018 (to be confirmed): Masterclass and lecture by Vanessa Agard-Jones (Columbia University, USA)